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The Independent Magazine for

Freemasons

Editor: Philippa Lee Design: Robert Wilcockson

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June 2018 £4.50

THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR FREEMASONS

THE THREE GRACES –

Faith, Hope & Charity

Cover image: © Travis Simpkins

CONTENTS

Volume 44 No.2

June 2018

5 From the Editor 7 Portrait of an Artist: Editor Philippa Lee talks to Travis Simpkins,

the artist taking the Masonic world by storm 12 Meet the Author: In this issue we meet Paul Sparks, author of

A Guide for the Masonic Treasurer 16 Masonic Symbolism in the Blue Velvet Room at Chiswick House,

London: Historian Ricky Pound gives us a fascinating insight into the discrete symbolism found within the ‘Blue Velvet Room’ at Chiswick House 20 Celebrating the Tercentenary: Aubrey Newman applauds Quatuor

Coronati Lodge for their important historical and thought-provoking contributions to the Tercentenary year 23 The Three Graces – Faith, Hope and Charity: Exploring the origin and symbolism of the three virtues – Faith, Hope and Charity 28 The Initiation and the Initiate: Jean-Yves Legouas explores the beauty and complexity of Masonic Initiation 33 Masonic Education: Richard Wood delights us with tales of his extensive travels across the globe, in his role delivering ‘a daily advancement in Masonic Knowledge’ 38 Ashlar Chippings: Hugh O’Neill is back with his regular ‘chippings’ 40 The Decline of Men, and What Freemasons Need to Do About It:

Chris Hodapp confronts a vitally pertinent issue 43 Around the Block: Cowles Travelling Apron: S. Brent Morris offers a fascinating insight into one of the artefacts housed in the Supreme Council Museum 45 The Lewis Travels North and South: a notable perspective on the symbolism of the Lewis by Mark J Edmiston and David A Reid 48 A Report on the Fifth International Symposium of Freemasonry in Turkey: Okan Yunusoglu gives us his report on the recent symposium of Freemasonry in Turkey 50 Focus On…Warrington Museum of Freemasonry:

A look at the ‘hidden gem’ within Warrington Masonic Hall 54 A Quarterly Advancement: Craig Weightman offers his quarterly advancement in Masonic knowledge – the subject this issue is the Great Architect of the Universe 59 Book Reviews: N. G. Macleod reviews I Greet You Well by Mike Lawrence,

and Tony Baker looks at Richard A. Crane’s …And Illustrated by Symbols 62 Freemasonry A-Z: Continuing on from the last issue, a comprehensive guide to Freemasonry…from A-Z 68 Letters: your queries, musings and thoughts 70 News, Views and Events: Catch up on what’s been happening and find out what is forthcoming 74 Beyond the Craft – The Order of the Secret Monitor: Michael Adams continues his look at the appendant Orders of Freemasonry

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